Monday, March 31, 2008

Knit on

Just had to share this. Isn't it hysterical?

And of course these!

Embossed Leaves - Mona Schmidt in Favorite Socks from Interweave
Yarn: Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Jade
Needles: size 2
Started: March 10, 2008
Finished: March 26, 2008

Woohoo! That's two pairs of socks in March. Yay for me. :) Cuz well they are both FOR me. ;)

I have another FO to share.

Fiber Trends Felted Clogs
Yarn: Cascade 220 in a Raspberry and a Raspberry Twist. I've no color the color ID
Needles: size 13
Started: March 27, 2008
Finished: March 31, 2008

Well it's an almost FO. I still need to felt them, but I've been doing laundry all day so the washer was actually in use!

Here's a picture to show pre-felt size. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get them felted. :) Sorry about the crappy rainy day light. I have a size 9 women's foot. These are the Women's medium sized. And don't fall over, but these are Christmas knits babeeee! Yep, they are for the MIL. Check off one gift! :D

And yep those are my Embossed leaves. They are THE most comfortable socks I've ever knit. I adore them. Now I'm on to knitting a ballband washrag from Mason Dixon just to fill some time. I don't want to start another pair of socks yet..since I'll be doing at least one next month (May) for the Pentathlon.

Whew, it's been an incredibly great knitting month...oh! And I have another FO. I finished the woven scarf I started. It's gorgeous, so soft. I'm letting my 4 year old wear it, but I can steal it back next winter and wear it more as a collar. Hmm must get pictures of it! So a total of 4? FOs. yay! :)

Hope you've been as productive. I think it has do to with me avoiding looking out the windows at the crap weather!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sharing the sillies...

Just a few odd things I had to share.

You MUST go look at this. It's the Sears 1973 catalog. It's hysterical.

Are you watching Idol? If you are and haven't read this, PLEASE do. I thought I was going to hyperventilate., specifically the recap of 3/24 on Archuletta. Priceless.

Then there is the good ole' LOL Cats. Classic silliness.

For those shopoholics
Where there are fantastic things like

animal vacuums

bacon and egg bandaids. No really.

cake roll wash rags

And finally a new podcast, oh my.


Get it, listen, that order :) Oh, and have a great weekend while I'm telling you what to do. ;)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I'm moving...thhhbbbttt!

Thursday Night

Blustery. Periods of snow and chance of rain in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation around 2 to 4 inches. Total snow accumulation 4 to 8 inches. Lows around 30. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Lovin It!

Happy Easter. :)

Here's #1 of my Embossed Leaves. This is my favorite sock ever. I think I've knit something like 10 pair but this pattern in this colorway?

Gorgeous! :D
Now I'm off to cast #2 on!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Sorry. This is spring Wisconsin style. 12 inches later.... Ugh. That was yesterday.

This is today. We went sledding, it really was gorgeous.

The kids had a great time and I got to knit a bit while waiting for them in the van. I HATE snow. Seriously. There's now way in hell I'm getting out in it. Thank goodness the DH is from here, so he goes out with them.

I finished my cross stitch. I'm going to give it to my Mom for her birthday. It's really pretty. It's roughly 3x3.

On the knitting front I finished my Jacobean socks from the Sock Knitters Pentathalon.

Jacobean Socks- Julie Persinger
Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Lover's Leap
Needles: size 2
Started: March 3, 2008
Finished: March 18, 2008

One of my goals in life is to find the 'Perfect' knitting bag. And you know what? I think I've come pretty damn close! This is an Eddie Bauer bag I bought at one of their outlets. I can't find it anywhere online to link to it.

I am SO in love. It's the perfect size, zips closed, has exterior and interior pockets and it made from material knitting needles won't pierce. Oh and it's liliac! Whoot. :)

Love love love it and the fact it was only 25 bucks just adds to the joy. :)

Last but not least, by any stretch, are my Embossed Leaves in medium weight STR in the Jade colorway. It's all good!

I've turned the heel and am now onto the foot. I can't wait to wear these! But for now I'm off to dye eggs. Have a wonderful Easter!

Monday, March 17, 2008

More goodies..

I have more things to share! Sorry it took awhile, we went to the Wisconsin Dells for the weekend. I am SO loving this quasi-Spring weather. Look!

THAT my friends is something green, no not the extension cord for the Christmas deer that are still in the yard (they are frozen there), but the other green thing! It's something growing, I'm guessing hyacinth. They come up really early...well for Wisconsin. And also note the snow is receding! Wohoo!

We've also had an addition to the household..well actually 3. This is the first one.

A Wii! My DH got it for his birthday. It is very fun. The other 2 additions are our 'hammies'. We bought 2 Chinese dwarf hamsters for our daughters. Fluffy and Cookie. Cookie bites, but loves to run in the exercise ball, and Fluffy is very gentle. I'm not sure who likes them more, me or the girls! I'll try to get some picts of them to share. They tend to hide and the light has been so horrible recently.

Now on to some crafting!

I bought myself a cross stitch stand. Serious marketing there. I am NOT that old!!

Here it is by my chair. I really love having it, I'm able to stitch faster and longer. No more wrist aches!

This is my current project. It's much further along. I plan on giving it to my Mom for Mother's Day.

I finished my JOY stitching. Now I just need to get the little frames for it. They are roughly 18 bucks a pop, so I'll be getting them over the next few months!

Finally an amazing photo of the Lunar Eclipse on March 3rd that my husband took with our dinky little digital camera. Isn't it amazing! I'm so proud of him. :)

Ok! I think I've finally exhausted all my back logged photos. So off I go to work and make more. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Yay! I'm baaaaack..

Did you miss me? :)

I've continued to keep up on what you are doing, but wasn't able to post pictures until now. So be prepared!

Here's my Misti from my birthday. Absolutely yummy.

My friends also gave me two hanks of Angora. I'm thinking fetching or something like that.

I used my birthday money to buy the Options set from Knitpicks. They are so LIGHT! I hadn't heard that about them. I haven't used them yet, but can't wait.

I am making the Misti into a woven scarf. I think it really shows off the colors.

It's so squishy and soft!

I also bought myself some Claudia Handpaint from the Loopy Ewe. It's called Peppermint Mocha. I LOVE it.

I finished one of my mom's jaywalkers made from Silkie STR. I finished a hat for my older daughter, only to find it fits my younger daughter. Ooops. At least it fits someone! I'll try to get some pictures of it.

I joined the Sock Pentathlon that started on Ravelry. We'll be knitting 5 pairs of socks during 08. The first is a gansey pattern. Very fun and cute.

I'm using STR Lover's Leap in medium weight. I goofed on the 2nd and 3rd diamond from the toe. I missed 2 rows of the pattern so they are smooshed together. Ooops.

You can see some of my birthday stitch markers too. It's so nice to have pretty ones!

Well that's a start. I still have some Cross Stitching to share, so I'll do that soon!